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Students will learn the basics then achieve complexity and depth in their paintings. Layers of color washes, applied textures, thickened dye imagery—all these can be in your toolbox of techniques. In this workshop, we will explore a different aspect of this ancient medium. Many supplies included; a kit fee will be discussed at the firs
Beyond the basics: textured stitch techniques granny squares, working in the round, increasing and decreasing, and intermediate level projects.Required Material: Please bring materials from NHB 69.
This course, led by a professional designer will teach you basic crochet, stitches, how to read patterns, hooks and gauge. You will be able to begin a project of your choice.
In this 12-hour course, students will learn the principles of dyeing fabric and yarn with beautiful colors using only natural dyes. Students will also learn how to obtain different shades of color from the same dye. Questions like “what is a dye”, “where can I find dyes in Nature”, “what is a mordant” will be addressed and a brief
In this morning class, students will learn the basics of shibori resist techniques, as well as how to dye their samples. Shibori is an ancient Japanese resist-dye technique that involves creasing, folding, stitching, binding and knotting the fabric previously to dyeing to create beautiful and well defined patterns.All materials for sample making an
Students will learn all the basics of Sashiko stitchingg, a traditional Japanese functional embroidery/stitching technique, which was used for mending and reinforce fabric. Through the use of mainly running stitch, with different lengths and alignments, an amazing array of patterns can be achieved. All materials for sample making and lear
You will learn cast on, knit stitch, knitting in the round, cast off. In this class you complete the entire hat.Materials (all materials included in class fee):Big Loop Yarn Mini - 100% merino, 10 oz, approx. 40 yardsSize 36 (25 mm) circular 24'' knitting needlesLoopy Mango tote bag
In this class you complete the entire scarf. You will learn the knitting techniques of cast on, knit stitch and cast off. Materials (all materials included in class fee):Big Loop Yarn Mini - 100% merino, 13 oz, approx. 40 yardsSize 50 (25 mm) circular knitting needlesLoopy Mango tote bag
In this class you complete at least half of the blanket. You will learn enough skills to be able to continue knitting on your own so a second session is not necessary. This class is for absolute beginners or beginners.Materials:Big Loop Yarn - 100% merino, 40 oz, approx.130 yardsSize 50 (25 mm) circular knitting needlesLoopy Mango canvas tote bag
Redwork is a classic hand embroidery technique using simple outline stitches. Learn several methods of transferring designs, and the basic stitches. It's a perfect takealong project for summer. (PS: No, it doesn't have to be red.) Open to all levels. This is a hands-on class.Note: Supplies are not included on the fee. Upon registration, you will r
Take your knitting to the next level. Whether you are having trouble with gauge, seaming or a you just want to learn new technique, this class will help you achieve your knitting goals. Tailored to individual needs, students have tackled a wide range of techniques including knitting in the round, cables and finishing. This class is open to knitters
In this 4 week course, which combines our Knitting 1 and Knitting 2 classes with a session on fixing mistakes and trouble shooting, you will acquire a solid foundation in the basic skills you need to be a successful knitter. No previous experience is necessary. In this course you will learn: casting on, the knit and purl stitches, binding off, basi
Learn some invaluable skills for breaking down simple to complex pattern instructions into understandable terms. Conquer the sometimes maze-like construction of written crochet patterns! We will look at a number of different crochet lines at various levels to start to make sense of some more daunting instructions. Finally, you will start to find th
Make your projects the right size every time when you unravel the mystery of gauge. Not only will you gain a better understanding of how patterns use gauge, but how you can manipulate it to get a perfect fit. We will learn gauge basics to start, and then explore some simple gauge alterations to patterns. An essential step to mastering pattern readi
In this technique workshop you'll learn the Italian or tubular cast on, which is often used for double knitting, brioche and ribbed edges. We'll go over how to adjust for K2P2 rib, knit a bit and then learn the tubular bind off for use with those toe up socks! Skill Prerequisite: Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off.Materials:Yarn: for cl
Learn how varying the place where you insert your hook can create a great variety of stitch patterns and textures. We’ll start with variations on the basic stitches and see how small changes can make a big difference in the look of your fabric. Then we’ll move on to fancier stitches for more decorative effects. Discover the possibilities and ge
Students will learn this 350 year old Japanese hand needlework technique using a thick cotton thread to create geometric patterns against a solid, background fabric. Sashiko can be used in quilts, clothing or home furnishings. It is easy, fun and relaxing. Note: Unless noted, supplies are not included in the fee. A supply list will be e-mailed to
Arm knitting is a great way to learn the basics of knitting and when you're ready to "downsize" to knitting needles it will all be so easy! Once you get the hang of Arm Knitting, within one hour you can make a great scarf, cowl, infinity scarf or if you're looking to get fancy, make a nice little throw for your couch. You are going to be an Arm Kni
Learn knit and purl combinations, how to measure and fit properly, intarsia color knitting, basic cable stitches, seams, and finishing. If you long to take Knitting for Pleasure (SXW 200), but don't knit or haven't in a long time, learn or reacquaint yourself with the basic hand-knit stitches, fabrics, and techniques in this knitting start-up progr
Learn to make hand-knit, designer inspired sweaters from start to finish. Workshop teaches you to write your own instructions and to measure and convert properly. Assembly and blocking are demonstrated. Recommended for people with basic knitting skills who are interested in producing beautiful sweaters at a fraction of the normal cost. Advanced in
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